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Clamp and front door seal

I have both items but I do not know where the clamp goes. Please help

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Re: Clamp and front door seal

Need to know whet you are referring to as a "clamp"

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The ring is a clamp that keeps the rubber part, called the bellow, attached to the front panel of the washer. To reinstall hook the edge of the bellow around the lip of the opening in the front panel (the hole through which you put your laundry). Then take the clamp and seat it in the groove of the bellow behind the lip of the front panel. The spring on the clamp should pull the bellow tight to the opening of the panel.

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My front loader washer is leaking at the door and it don't seem to get my clothes clean what do i do

Inspect the door bellow (seal) for any rips or tears. It may be worn or loose and require replacement. This is a fairly simple repair that anyone can do with a little guidance. The following link explains step-by-step how to install a door bellow on a Whirlpool Duet front loader:

Although the bellow may not have any physical tears, they can also become mishapened over time due to normal wear and not seal properly. You should have a good tight seal all the way around the door.

Read through the link provided and let me know if you have any questions.

NOTE: There is another method you may try as well. Although I do not prefer this next method because these washing machines are very heavy, an alternative way of replacing the door bellow is to remove the lower toe panel and tilt the washer back at a 45 degree angle instead of removing the washer front panel. If you use this method, make sure it rests against the wall and will not tip forward. This allows the wash tub to drop down and away from the front panel and gives you access to the the rear bellow clamp through the bottom. This can save you some time. Thanks to user DGBG for the helpful tip.

If you would like some helpful exploded view diagrams of your washer that you can reference, you can use any of these web sites:

Just use your model number to begin your search criteria.

If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

NOTE: These door seals do wear out and require replacement from time to time. However, overloading the washer to the point where items get caught in the door area can contribute to premature wear and tear.

Some additional items to look for that may cause leaks around the bellow:

1. Check the dispenser tubes that pentrate the door bellow. Sometimes they get pushed behind the rubber causing the water to trickle behind the bellow and leak. You will notice this on fill and rinse.

2. Check the rear bellow clamp that holds the seal to the front facing of the wash tub. The clamp can come loose, causing it not to seal properly.

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I have a 110.47532600 washer and the door gasket is leaking (ripped) Can I buy a replacemnet

You certainly can. carries the part for about $64. Just type in your model number and look under the "Door and Latch Parts" section for item 1. You may also consider items 2 and 8. Item 2 is the rear bellow clamp. Item 8 is the front bellow clamp. Order only if your existing clamps are damaged or broken. If you need instructions on how to replace the bellow, the following link explains:

If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.

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this is general for all door seals - all are much the same.
disconnect from mains. take lid off
prise off the clamp holding seal to cabinet - usually a wire circle with a spring - and peel seal off cabinet. fold seal back inside drum
seal is held onto lip of tub with what is really a giant hose clip. undo this and the seal will come away from tub.
on new seal, lubricate the slot in the seal that goes onto the lip of drum with washing up fluid.
starting at top, enter the slot in seal on lip of tub. work your way round in both directions pushing slot onto lip. this is the hard part and it may take more than one attempt.
when seal is on all the way round, replace the clamp.
refix seal to cabinet (easy to do) and refit outer clamp.
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turn off at mains
remove clamp that holds door seal to cabinet. peel door seal off cabinet.
remove worktop
undo clamp that holds seal to tub. pull seal away from tub.
to refit
lubricate slot in seal that goes on tub rim with washing up fluid
starting at top, fit groove in seal onto rim and work your way round in both directions pushing seal on to tub rim - requires patience and you amy not suceed first time round.
refit inner clamp
fit seal rond cabinet -0 this part is easy
refit outer clamp.
test for leaks on rinse as the water level is higher

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Door seal

switch off from mains
remove outer clamp holding door boot to cabinet and peel off door boot.
remove work top
there is a clamp holding door boot to tub. undo clamp and pull door boot away
lubricate slot in door boot that goes on to the lip of the tub using washing up fluid
starting at the top, insert lip of tub into slot in door boot. working both ways round, push door boot onto lip
fit outer clamp
push door boot on to lip of the cabinet and fit clamp.
test for leaks on a rinse cycle (water level is higher) water will be a bit foamy till washing up fluid is washed away
easy job but needs a bit of patience so go for it

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no need to remove front panel
remove clamp that holds boot to cabinet and peel away boot
take top off
undo clamp that holds boot to tub and pull boot off
lubricate slot in new boot that goes on to lip of tub
starting at top, insert slot onto lip of tub and work your way round in both directions pushing slot onto lip
refit clamp
push door boot onto lip of cabinet and refit outer clamp
test on rinse cycle for leaks (water level is higher
water will be a bit foamy till fluid is washed away

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switch off your power to the washer pull-out so you can undo the screws for the lid take the lid off now open your door there should a clamp surrounding your door seal you may not be able to see it but it is there undo it now look inside your washer to the inside at the back part of your door seal there will be a clamp this should either be a spring clamp or a screw clamp undo this clamp door seal with pull off now reverse the order of how you took your door seal out problem solved it is not too hard to do once you have done it you will find any washer door seal easy to replace trust me done thousands m8

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Thank you gittos73.

It's as gittos says. When you open the door and look inside, at the very top of the door is a white square. This holds the metal clip. If you push the little white dot in the middle of this clamp gently, it gives way and you will see the round metal clip that goes all the way round the door rubber (gasket). Remove this and you can put your fingers round the gasket and pull it toward you.

Then take the lid off the machine and you will see a 6mm nut with a spring behind it and a wire clip similar to the front one, going round the gasket where it attaches to the drum. This has a crosspoint (phillips type) head on it and you can get a small screwdriver into it and undo it all the way. Then slide the gasket off and it will come away.

Fitting it is the reverse but it is a little bit tricky as you have to get the gasket behind the lip to make the seal. Take your time and they will both go round properly.

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